In August, Houston collectors Judy and Charles Tate announced that they were donating their collection of Latin American art, valued at approximately $10 million, to the Blanton Museum of Art.
Although the Blanton already is a pioneering leader in the field of modern and contemporary Latin American art, the Tates’ donation significantly bolstered the museum’s holdings and represents one of the largest donations of art in its history.
Some 70 highlights of the Tate’s donation is on view through Feb. 15, 2015, in the exhibit “La línea continua: The Judy and Charles Tate Collection of Latin American Art.”
And now, the fully-illustrated all-color catalog of the Tate’s collection is out on Tower Books, an imprint of the University of Texas Press. The volume ($29.95) includes an essay by Beverely Adams, the Blanton’s Latin American curator and an interview with the Tates and Gabriel Pérez-Barriero, the Blanton’s former Latin American curator.
Read a story about the Tate’s collection and the Blanton’s history of collecting Latin American art here: http://shar.es/1mDCge